Ryogoku Kokugikan, the National Sumo Arena is a stadium used for Sumo tournaments as well as boxing and other martial arts matches. Admission is free on days when there are no events.
The popularity of sumo is said to be declining these days, but as a national sport, it is worth experiencing the power of sumo.
The Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament is held at Ryogoku Kokugikan in January, May and September. Tickets go on sale one month before the first day of each tournament.
Masu-seats are available at Ticket Pia. Chair seats are available at Ticket Pia, the Japan Sumo Association Kokugikan ticket office, and travel agencies such as Kinki Nippon Tourist, JTB and Nippon Travel Agency.
Sumo matches will start at 9:00 a.m.
The Ryogoku Kokugikan has a Sumo Museum where visitors can learn about sumo.
Ryogoku Kokugikan Details
|Fee||Masu-seat A – 11,300 yen Masu-seat B – 10,300 yen Masu-seat C – 9,200 yen Chair-seat A – 8,200 yen Chair seat B-6200 yen Chair seat C-3600 yen Day-of-performance tickets (2nd floor unreserved seats)-2100 yen (on sale from 8:00 a.m. on the day, one ticket per person)|
|Address||1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo|
How To Get To Ryogoku Kokugikan
- 1 minute walk from West Exit of Ryogoku Station on Sobu Line
- 4 minute walk from Exit A3 of Ryogoku Station on the Toei Oedo Line